SOURCE: Covario, Inc.

Covario, Inc.

January 31, 2011 12:20 ET

Independent Research Firm Cites Covario as Strong Performer Among Leading Search Marketing Agencies Evaluated

San Diego-Based Firm Noted as Best for SEO

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) -  Covario, Inc., one of the nation's largest independent providers of search marketing software and agency services, was cited as a "strong performer" in "The Forrester Wave™: U.S. Search Marketing Agencies Q1 2011" report that was issued today by Forrester Research Inc. 

Founded in 2006, Covario was featured in Forrester's Wave report along with only eight other firms selected from among 100 agencies and technology solution providers. Forrester evaluated U.S.-based agencies with both paid search and SEO roots in an effort to identify those firms best equipped to help marketers into the future of search marketing. The study was limited to firms that primarily support large enterprise marketers with revenues of more than $1 billion.

In the executive summary of the report, Covario was noted as "best for SEO (search engine optimization) automation."

The report went on to say that "Covario suits marketers seeking a tech-heavy, SEO partner. Its technologies for auditing sites, valuing needed site changes, and creating SEO-friendly technology templates for content management systems score well."

Within the research analysis, Covario received top scores for its campaign planning and (business/product) development road map.

"This is the first time Covario has been included in this influential, independent report evaluating the nation's search agencies," said Russ Mann, the company's chief executive and co-founder. "It's quite an honor. Our talented team has been working since 2006 to demonstrate how our unique approach to using technologies that are accessible and valuable to advertisers helps drive lift in search marketing performance."

Covario has more than 125 employees and 75 clients worldwide who rely on the company for both paid and organic search marketing software and services, as well as display advertising, social media integration and cross-media attribution analysis. 

Over the past year, Covario won several awards for both its SEO and its paid search programs, including two first place MediaPost OMMA Awards for paid search campaigns with clients at Adobe and Intel, in addition to an IAB MIXX Gold Award for "the best search campaign" with Adobe. Last year, the company was also included in the Inc. 500 list of the nation's fastest-growing, privately-held firms for the second year in a row. In addition, Covario was named to the Software 500 list of the country's top software firms.

About Covario™
Covario, Inc. is among the nation's largest independent SEM (search engine marketing) and SEO (search engine optimization) solutions providers, offering software and agency services for paid and organic search management. Covario provides large global organizations with robust solutions for paid search advertising, organic search (SEO), social media and display advertising. Covario enables complex and distributed organizations to control their brand integrity; ensure budget transparency; and deliver quantifiable results across business units, distribution channels and languages. Headquartered in San Diego, the company's growing customer base includes some of the world's best known brands in technology, retail, ecommerce, financial services, consumer electronics, media, entertainment, publishing and consumer packaged goods. More information about Covario is available by calling 858.397.1500 or online at

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    Rick Clancy
    Sr. Director, Public Relations
    858-397-1500, ext. 1643